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Minutes 3.25.2014


Student Senate XXVI

Meeting 16: March 25th, 2014





Division of Student Affairs initiative; seamless and interconnected experience for all Lehigh students

Five foundations: Identity Development, Creative Curiosity, Collaborative Connections, Inclusive Leadership, Professional Development & Success

Piloted in Office of First Year Experience, Office of Residence Life, Office of Fraternity & Sorority Affairs 

For first year students: orientation, Draft book, evolution, 5x10, G-chats, CDS

For upper-class students: Draft book 2.0, residential G-chats & CDEs, leadership experiences; employment opportunities 

Next steps: looking at critical moments for 2nd year students, campus wide collaborative programs (First Year Friend Feast) that help students shape their experience and develop across each of 5 Foundations; clearer marketing regarding bLUeprint for all audiences; web presence, Orientation video, student app


President’s Report: Andrew Callahan 

  • Exec elections at next Full Senate April 8th
  • Admin Forum & Spring Banquet April 15th
  • CSP video; Spring ball this Friday

Vice President’s Report: Kerry Mallett

  • Admin: next Tuesday 4/1 @ 4:15 PM in Lindy 400 (update forms before that); transition docs are in drive----fill out by 4/15
  • Senator of the Week: CONGRATULATIONS Allocations Committee, Harry Nimoityn, Rachael Martel 

Treasurer: Harry Nimoityn

Secretary: Anna D’Ginto

  • Attendance Reviews: Will Sullebarger, Aliza Molgora
  • Admin Forum practice Monday, April 7th from 4-5:30 PM in Lamberton
  • Next full Senate meeting: April 8th @ 4:15 PM in UC 303 

Parliamentarian: Alex Stephanou

  • Bylaws revisions: review and table today, vote on them April 8th



Allocations: Harry Nimoityn

  • SSR26AL028 - Major Club Budgets TABLED
  • SSR26AL029 - Minor Club Budgets TABLED
  • SSR26AL030 - Colleges Against Cancer PASS
  • SSR26AL031 - Alpha Phi Omega PASS
  • SSR26AL032 - Alpha Phi Omega PASS
  • SSR26AL033 - Alpha Phi Omega PASS
  • SSR26AL034 - Alpha Phi Omega PASS
  • SSR26AL035- Tamid Israel Investment Group PASS
  • SSR26AL036 - Latin Dance Club PASS 

Club Affairs: Rachael Martel

  • SSR26CA035: Lehigh Fitness and Weightlifting Club PASS
  • SSR26CA036: Lehigh University Beekeeping Club PASS
  • SSR26CA037: International Business Club PASS 

Public Relations: Dave Melynczuk

  • Advertising for the Spring Fling: #LehighDance

Facilities and Technology: Sarah Glickstein

  • Bruce Taggart: April 3rd at 5 PM-demo of Packard Ave bus installation
  • Beta testing new LehighU Live app
  • List of what we can/cannot do for next year

Transportation: Jose Sierra 

  • Transportation survey
  • Add busing to Goodman campus

Safety: Andrew Gelb

  • Lighting walkthrough; Lehigh Lighting consultants, Safety list; radar speed signs on hill 

Best of Bethlehem: Maura Godfrey

  • Top Ten: should be back within the week, should be in the buses this month
  • Spring Fling: April 5th; need volunteers
  • Reviews: Shaan is in contact with people about Lehigh app

Unity: Emmanuel Lai

  • Spring Fling this Friday from 10 PM – 1 AM
  • Advertising through word of mouth and fliers
  • Extra food was ordered this year; food is international themed

Green Initiatvies: Savannah Monser-Kernosh 

  • Green Fund, Accreditation, Earth Day

Ad Hoc on Peer Advising: Sonja Gorman

Ad Hoc on Diversity and Inclusion: Donald Scott

  • Consider renaming to Committee on Inclusive Excellence PASS 
  • Yik Yak discussion: Senators should vocalize their opposition to the app and delete it/encourage others to do the same 
  • Meeting this Friday 3/28 @ 4:15 PM in Linderman 300 



  • Faculty committee updates: Shaan- Provost Farrell is looking for students to participate in a committee on Housing; email Shaan or Provost Farrell for more information
  • Student Senate XXVII Executive Board Nominations



  • Harry: Allocations will meet Monday, April 7th to discuss Major & Minor club budgets; all are welcome to attend
  • Kerry: MSU & Alpha Gam are keeping the Goose open late
  • Taylor: get involved in I Too Am Lehigh campaign
  • Haley: Diversity Life will be April 11th-12th; looking for volunteers (specifically males); can live on/off campus or in a fraternity or sorority
  • Matt: LeaderShape spots are still available with sponsorship through the Dean of Students